Hiking the Camino De Santiago

Hiking the Camino De Santiago Author Anna Dintaman
ISBN-10 0984353364
Year 2016-05-10
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher
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This Village to Village Guide to Hiking the Camino de Santiago is a comprehensive guidebook to walking the Way of Saint James, from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Santiago de Compostela (the Camino Frances), and also the Camino Finisterre to Muxia and Finisterre. Now fully updated in 2016, and lighter than ever! This Camino guidebook includes full-colour detailed topographical stage maps of each day's walk with free GPS files online; 135 detailed stage, city and town maps; essential practical information on transport, accommodations and services. It includes detailed listings of pilgrim hostels (albergues) and private accommodations in each town, including prices, amenities, number of beds, contact information, open seasons, and more. There are regional introductions to the different areas along the Camino including information about traditional foods, flora and fauna, and local culture plus overviews of dozens of medieval pilgrim sites, with information about the historical context of the pilgrimage.

Camino De Santiago Village to Village Guide

Camino De Santiago   Village to Village Guide Author Anna Dintaman
ISBN-10 0984353380
Year 2017-02-21
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher
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Now fully updated in 2017, 20% lighter and 30% thinner! This Village to Village Guide to the Camino de Santiago is a comprehensive guidebook to walking the Way of Saint James, from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Santiago de Compostela (the Camino Frances), and also the Camino Finisterre to Muxia and Finisterre. This Camino guidebook includes full-colour detailed topographical stage maps of each day's walk with free GPS files online; 135 detailed stage, city and town maps (now easier to read); essential practical information on transport, accommodations and services. It includes detailed listings of pilgrim hostels (albergues) and private accommodations in each town, including prices, amenities, number of beds, contact information, open dates, and more. There are regional introductions to the different areas along the Camino including information about traditional foods, flora and fauna, and local culture plus overviews of dozens of medieval pilgrim sites, with information about the historical context of the pilgrimage.

Camino de Santiago

Camino de Santiago Author Cordula Rabe
ISBN-10 9783763348350
Year 2015-08-06
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher Bergverlag Rother GmbH
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With over 1000 years of history, the Way of St. James is one of the classic long distance walks. This historical route along almost 1000 kilometres from the Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela offers unique cultural, scenic and nature experiences. Since the Holy Year of 2010 the Way of St. James has gained even more in popularity and attracts more and more people from very different backgrounds, faiths and generations. It does not matter what the reason might be for setting out on the path to Santiago de Compostela - in the end you are confident that you have had a quite special experience. The Rother walking guide describes in a total of 41 stages the whole of the Camino francés from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port via Roncesvalles, as well as the Aragon route from the Somport pass via Jaca to Santiago de Compostela, including possible secondary routes and the extension to Finisterre or Muxía. Thus the Way of St. James leads through a wealth of diverse landscapes, continuously interrupted by culturally and historically interesting places like Roncesvalles, Pamplona, Puente la Reina, San Juan de Ortega, Burgos or Leon, to name but a few. The natural experience dominates at first with the Pyrenean mountains, then the Rioja region characterised by vineyards, followed by the endless barren wastes of the Castillian plateau. But finally, it is the greenery of Galicia that rewards you for all your efforts and deprivations of the long journey, before you reach the climactic destination of Santiago de Compostela. If you still have time, then continuing to the coast, to Finisterre and Muxía, is highly recommended. Detailed maps, precise descriptions of the individual stages including easy-to-read height profiles, as well as comprehensive details of the infrastructure along the way such as medical services, shopping opportunities or banks, make your planning of the walk easier, especially for deviations from the stages described in this guide. Detailed information is also given about the location and standard of accommodation in the pilgrim hostels along the way, graded accordingly with one to three St. James shells. General tips on planning the route and equipment at the start of the book make this walking guide into a compact and practical guide. Special mention is also made of historical and scenic delights, as well as regional peculiarities, local fiestas and culinary specialities. A selection of representative photos provide insights into the diversity of landscape and culture experienced along the Way of St. James.

A Pilgrim s Guide to the Camino de Santiago

A Pilgrim s Guide to the Camino de Santiago Author John Brierley
ISBN-10 9781844091928
Year 2010
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Findhorn Press
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Now updated to include newer maps and photos?and lighter in weight to support carefree traveling?this comprehensive guidebook to the Camino de Santiago and its offshoots contains all the information needed by modern-day pilgrims wishing to walk the sacred Way of St. James. Overview route planners plus daily stage maps and detailed town plans help sojourners with all the advance preparation they need. The maps feature contour guides to help distinguish the terrain that will be crossed each day, while full information on all pilgrim hostels, as well as details for alternative accommodation, allow travelers to plot adequate nightly stopping points. All reference information is accompanied by helpful spiritual guidelines to support the seeker's inner journey as well as the outer pilgrimage. Otherwise known as the Camino Francés, the main route covered in this volume is the most popular sacred route through Spain, from St. Jean Pied de Port to Santiago.

A Pilgrim s Guide to the Camino de Santiago

A Pilgrim s Guide to the Camino de Santiago Author John Brierley
ISBN-10 1844097110
Year 2017-01-10
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Camino Guides
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Now updated to include newer maps and photos - and lighter in weight to support carefree traveling - this comprehensive guidebook to the Camino de Santiago and its offshoots contains all the information needed by modern-day pilgrims wishing to walk the sacred Way of St. James. Overview route planners plus daily stage maps and detailed town plans help sojourners with all the advance preparation they need. The maps feature contour guides to help distinguish the terrain that will be crossed each day, while full information on all pilgrim hostels, as well as details for alternative accommodation, allow travelers to plot adequate nightly stopping points. All reference information is accompanied by helpful spiritual guidelines to support the seeker's inner journey as well as the outer pilgrimage. Otherwise known as the Camino Frances, the main route covered in this volume is the most popular sacred route through Spain, from St. Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostela. "

Walking Guide to the Camino de Santiago History Culture Architecture

Walking Guide to the Camino de Santiago History Culture Architecture Author Gerald Kelly
ISBN-10 1475190352
Year 2012-07-18
Pages 150
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
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The new, updated 2014 version of this guide is now available. A practical guide to walking the Camino de Santiago/Camino Francés with information about pilgrim accommodation and services plus lots of background information about the history, culture and architecture of the places you will pass through. This guide grew out of the caminoguide.net free community-based guide to the Camino which is kept up-to-date with the help of feedback from pilgrims past and present. Fully revised in 2012 this is the most up-to-date and reliable English-language guide to accommodation and services on the Camino. It covers St Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostela and Finisterre. This new edition, published in January 2014, has been updated with the latest information about accommodation and services. The guide includes: The Route: distances between places with pilgrim accommodation, descriptions of difficult points along the route. Maps: route maps showing the Camino in rural areas and large-scale maps of the major cities and towns showing the location of Pilgrim Hostels and other facilities. Accommodation: up-to-date and accurate information about pilgrim accommodation, the facilities provided and prices. Services: information about services (shops, restaurants, tourist information, internet, etc.) plus the dates of local festivals. Sights: historical and architectural information about the sights you'll see along the Camino. History: a brief history of the towns and villages along the Camino, describing significant events and people and any legends associated with the Camino. Gastronomy: descriptions of the traditional dishes to watch out for in the different regions and recommendations on where to try them. Placenames: the meanings and origins of the names of villages and towns.

The Northern Caminos

The Northern Caminos Author Dave Whitson
ISBN-10 9781783621415
Year 2014-12-19
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Cicerone Press Limited
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This guidebook is a comprehensive, pocket-sized guide to walking the pilgrimage routes through northern Spain to the sacred city of Santiago de Compostela. The Camino del Norte is an 817km five-week coastal route from the town of Irún, close to the French border. Its alternatives are the Camino Primitivo (which splits from the Norte near Oviedo for the next 355km) and the Camino Inglés (a five-day 116km route from the city of Ferrol on the north-west coast). The guide gives stage-by-stage descriptions to all three routes, and to the Camino de Finisterre (a three-day extension route from Santiago to the west coast). It features lots of advice including recommended gear, useful information on all available pilgrim hostels and an extensive glossary in English, Spanish and Euskera. The Camino Francés is often referred to as the Camino de Santiago, but it is actually, along with these Northern Caminos, part of a network of routes. As the Francés is so popular, however, the Northern Caminos offer ideal conditions. They are popular enough to offer sufficient facilities, clear waymarking and a pilgrim community, while plentiful cheap accommodation means no need to race for a bed.

The Way of St James Spain

The Way of St James   Spain Author Alison Raju
ISBN-10 9781849659215
Year 2013-04-24
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Cicerone Press Limited
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An walking guidebook to the Way of St James. The 778km Camino de Santiago pilgrimage from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in the Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain and onto the 'end of the earth' at Finisterre on the Galician coast. As well as giving directions for walking the route, the book also provides information on places to visit along the way, the history of the pilgrimage and the availability of practical facilities such as shops, bars, restaurants and accommodation. Unlike existing guides this one contains: details of the walker's continuation from Santiago to Finisterre (75km) and a comprehensive listing of St James' and other pilgrim references along the way. It also contains a list of suggestions for further reading, a glossary of geographical and other useful terms, and a series of sketch maps covering the entire route to help the user in planning his or her journey. This guidebook is the second part of a series that follows the Way of St James from Le Puy-en-Valey in ventral France to the Pyranees.

A Pilgrim s Guide to the Camino Finisterre

A Pilgrim s Guide to the Camino Finisterre Author John Brierley
ISBN-10 9781844091584
Year 2009
Pages 95
Language en
Publisher Findhorn Press
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"Even if you don't think you will ever make this pilgrimage, you will enjoy the books because they help you feel like you are right there, making the journey along with the many travelers on the paths.""New Spirit Journal."

What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim

What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim Author Jane Christmas
ISBN-10 9781926685564
Year 2009-07-01
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Greystone Books Ltd
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To celebrate her 50th birthday and face the challenges of mid-life, Jane Christmas joins 14 women to hike the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. Despite a psychic’s warning of catfights, death, and a sexy, fair-haired man, Christmas soldiers on. After a week of squabbles, the group splinters and the real adventure begins. In vivid, witty style, she recounts her battles with loneliness, hallucinations of being joined by Steve Martin, as well as picturesque villages and even the fair-haired man. What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim is one trip neither the author nor the reader will forget.

Camino de Santiago Practical Preparation and Background

Camino de Santiago   Practical Preparation and Background Author Gerald Kelly
ISBN-10 147760068X
Year 2012-07-06
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
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New 2013 edition now available. This guide to preparation for the Camino de Santiago contains the following: Planning and Preparation: advice on when to walk, which part to walk, what to bring (clothes, equipment, etc.), what not to bring (very important), travel to your starting point, internet resources and budgeting. On the Camino: advice and information about what to expect on the Camino. Terrain, waymarkings, accommodation, food and drink, money matters, keeping in touch (telephone, internet, etc.), health - with advice on staying healthy and accessing the Spanish health service, Camino administration, etiquette and safety - staying safe and planning for any eventuality. The Caminos: information about the other Caminos, a list of book about the Caminos (unfortunately, many of which aren't available in English) and Camino statistics with the most popular starting points, nationalities, routes and busiest months. History: the aim of the History section is to give you an understanding of the historical background to the Camino and the role it played in the foundation of modern Spain and Europe. It contains a history of Spain and a history of the Camino from its beginnings to its revival in the late 20th century. There's also an account of life on the Camino in the middle-ages and the types of people who walked then, their motivations and the hardships and hazards they faced. Society, Culture & Environment: gives a brief outline of the fascinating mosaic that is modern Spain, its politics, culture and peoples. The natural environment of northern Spain and the impact of the Camino on it. A description of the architectural styles and periods you'll see along the Camino. Communicating: advice on making yourself understood and understanding others, with a Menu Guide to help you decipher menus and the most useful Spanish words and phrases for Camino life plus a few phrases in Basque and Galician. Glossary: a concise reference for many Camino-related persons and things. This new edition, published in September 2013, has been extensively changed, updated and expanded based on feedback and criticisms received from readers over the past two years and the author's experiences of walking various Caminos during that time. Most of the changes and additions are in the areas: - Packing, what to bring: with the different packing options listed in detail, and the pros and cons of different items explained. - A typical Camino day is described, from waking at the crack of dawn to bedding down at nightfall. - There's detailed information about how Pilgrim Hostels work, and what it's like to stay in one? - Health: blisters, bedbugs, heatstroke, and other Camino hazards are described with advice on avoiding them and dealing with them. Thanks to everybody for their feedback and their help with this new edition. Buen Camino!"

Call of the Camino

Call of the Camino Author Robert Mullen
ISBN-10 9781844093670
Year 2010-10-01
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Findhorn Press
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The experiences of an ordinary man on the pilgrim’s path are charted in this narrative that walks along the Camino Francés to the shrine of Saint James at Santiago de Compostela and then on to Finisterre, the westernmost point of Spain. The history of the Camino is recounted, as well as several of the myths, legends, and miracle stories that have become attached—and given special meaning—to this itinerary. Emphasizing that personal myths are an essential part of this lore, this chronicle also includes stories from the confraternity of the pilgrims, people from all corners of the world who visit this walk for a great diversity of reasons, but all of whom leave having experienced the same miracle—that this pilgrimage will play a defining role in their lives.